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Routes in Salt Lake Slips

Abracadabra T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Chalking Dead T,TR 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
Double Tap S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Entre Nous S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Forgotten Ambition T 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
Goth Girls S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13
High Fructose Corn Syrup S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Italian Arete S 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Maudlin S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Nosferatu S 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Roll the Bones S 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Salem's Lot S,TR 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Senseless Banter T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Thieving Magpie S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Use-to-be-bushy T 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
Witchhunt S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Zombieland T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Type: Sport, 80 ft
FA: Ray Dahl, Paul Hodges 1991
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Shared By: Eric Jacobsen on Jun 14, 2003
Admins: Andrew Gram, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq

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Description

This is the right-most route on the main face of the Slips crag, visible from the road. Fun edge moves up a sloped quartzite face. There may be a queue to get on this route on nice weekend afternoons.

Protection

Six bolts to a double chain anchor at chest level above a very comfortable ledge. Well protected.
Both my partner and I agree that this climb is more difficult than the Italian Arete and even Maudlin (5.7). It's much thinner than those two, but good fun! Nov 9, 2016
1st bolt is spinning. I'm willing to help switch it out, as I'd like to learn. I'm fairly available, too, being a wilderness therapy guide. Mar 9, 2015
Wic
Rio Rancho, New Mexico
  5.6
Wic   Rio Rancho, New Mexico
  5.6
I completely agree with Rebecca Airmet! Good climb for beginners, good climb for relying on feet and for learning the value of a good crimp! I enjoyed this area and will go back again! May 4, 2014
Seth Reelitz
Utah
  5.6
Seth Reelitz   Utah
  5.6
Hanger on the 1st bolt wiggles a little bit, not quite spinning. Aug 15, 2013
Completely different climbing than Italian Arete. Roll the bones is an easy face climb, with much smaller holds and different technique required (e.g. remembering where you just had your hands, since that will become your best foot placement).

Took my daughter (age 19) here for her third-ever climbing experience. We first climbed Italian Arete, then Roll the Bones. She found the route easier than Italian Arete, perhaps because it is less steep. Sep 3, 2006
Rebecca Airmet
Salt Lake City, UT
Rebecca Airmet   Salt Lake City, UT
This is a great place to take new leaders or new climbers because the falls are really clean. Great place to learn to use those feet! Aug 14, 2006
icsteveoh
salt lake city, UT
  5.6
icsteveoh   salt lake city, UT
  5.6
My first sport lead, definitely a heady first lead because of the edging and crimps great fun none the less Aug 14, 2006
Rated the same as Italian Arete (5.6), this one is more difficult and foot dependent. Thinner hand holds and plenty of edging. The diagonal crack 1/2 way up is helpful. Pre-clip the first draw for safety -- the bottom part of the route is slabby. Apr 16, 2004